Saturday, March 2, 2013

Turquoise Desk

I am so excited to show you this desk! 

 I am in love with this color and pattern!

I have been wanting to add a pattern to a piece for awhile!  
When I got this finished it just needed something, the WOW factor.  

How I refinished this desk:
 First, I removed all of the hardware, next I sanded it down to rough up the clear coat on the desk and make sure any and all imperfections were sanded out the best they could be.  Next I primed everything to ensure the paint would really stick well.  After the primer dried I ran a 220 grit sand paper over everything to ensure a smooth finish.  I wiped it down to remove any dust and then I added the paint color.  When painting less is always more.  The less paint on the desk the less likely it will chip and peel. After it was painted I added the stencil!  I added a little bit of white to my paint color so the stenciled part would be a little lighter, to give a subtle contrast.  Once the stenciling was all dried I ran sand paper over everything to antique it a bit and add more character.  Sanding something can really help to bring out the pieces own character.  Once I liked how it was antiqued I sprayed it with Mini Waxes Poly Acrylic to help protect the piece! 

I  also turned this old cupboard into a chalkboard with knobs for hanging items on.

TTFn Brooke

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  1. I love it all...both the desk and chalkboard!! You did a great job!!

  2. I love them both!! You did a fabuluous job!! Love it!!

  3. Brooke, this is so cute!


  4. It looks so pretty and fresh. I love that colour, too. And by the way, that turquoise pitcher you have sitting there is gorgeous, too!

  5. What a beautiful desk! I love that pattern. I have it in a Martha Stewart stencil set. It's very versatile. Great job!

  6. I love it! The stencil adds so much.

  7. I'm in LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! I can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!

  8. CONGRATS!!!
    You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer!! Come on over and grab your featured button... you deserve it!

    Don't forget to come back this evening to link up again! :)

  9. Could you share your paint color? Gorgeous desk!!!!



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